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What is the Mini-Grant Program?

Are you looking for funds to assist your teachers in the classroom? Funding is available to help support teachers and program leaders as they implement eCYBERMISSION into their classroom.

Who can apply?

Any Team Advisors of students in grades 6-9 can apply. However, special consideration is given to Title 1 schools and to those with underserved/under-represented populations.

What are the deadlines for 2021-2022 application process?

  • November 15, 2021 - Application closes
  • November 23, 2021 - Teachers and students must be fully registered for the competition and on complete teams

Is the application process difficult?

No. The application process is very short and easy, and is done through Cvent. You do not need a grant writer to apply. You’ll be asked to provide your contact and school information, number of students you plan to register, percentage of free and reduced lunch, if your school is Title 1 and what your goals are in applying for the grant.

How do I apply?

To apply, please click here for the Online Application.

What does the grant structure look like?

The grant is awarded in two payments. No receipts are required.

  • 1st Payment - made to the school, is intended to be used for supplies to assist students with their projects (materials to build prototypes or conduct experiments, stationery supplies, etc.)
  • 2nd Payment - made to the Team Advisor, is to support their professional development to support STEM literacy

Click here for the Funding Breakdown.

What is the criteria for acceptance?

Applications are evaluated based on a number of criteria. Considerations include but are not limited to:

  • The number of student participation
  • Title 1 Schools
  • School Location
  • The percentage of:
    • Free & Reduced Lunch
    • Racial/Ethnic Minority in STEM
    • Female Students
    • Students who receive Special Education Services
    • Students who are English Language Learners

Click here for the Criteria Rubric.

What happens after applying?

Applications are evaluated based on the Criteria for Acceptance. Applications will be evaluated and Awardees will be notified on a rolling basis. Once accepted, all Team Advisors and students must register for the competition at and students must be on complete teams by the Team registration deadline (see Timeline).

What are the requirements after being accepted?

  • Submission of school/district W-9
  • Submission of Team Advisor’s W-9
  • Complete an Interim Report (team’s project summaries)
  • Complete an Evaluation Survey

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact Winnie Boyle, NSTA Assistant Director of AEOP at